EOFPL is required to assess and recommend options for the management, processing / treatment and final disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). MSW is normally defined as solid waste. The management of solid waste is the statutory responsibility of a municipal or similar public authority It typically consists of household waste and wastes of a similar nature produced by smaller trade and commercial premises, institutional wastes (school, churches, government offices, etc), market wastes and street / drain cleaning wastes. EOFPL takes into account the internationally accepted principles, which tend to be applied in the development of environmentally EOFPL follows MSW rules 2000, as per guidelines of CPHEEO, waste hierarchy prioritized the prevention and reduction of waste, then its reuse and recycling and lastly the optimization of its disposal. The concept is described by the “4Rs” – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover – followed by unavoidable disposal.

The 4Rs

Reduction/Waste prevention

Minimizing the use of resources and reducing the quantities.

Reuse

Using products or items again for the same or different purposes.

Recycling

Reprocessing of waste materials for use as a feed-stock in the manufacture of the same or a different product.

Recovery:

Obtaining value from wastes by composting, energy recovery or other technologies.

Disposal:

If there is no other appropriate solution, the disposal of waste by land filling without energy recovery.

The hierarchy has now become an internationally accepted principle; it is generally depicted in triangular form as shown below:

This principle needs to be considered in conjunction with other principles, in particular the best Practicable Environmental Option (BPEO).

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Inauguration Details

Inauguration of 700 Metric-Tom Compost Plant From Garbage at Dhapa

JOINT VENTURE

OF

THE CALCUTTA MUNICIPAL CORPORATION

EASTERN ORGANIC FERTILIZER PVT. LTD. CALCUTTA

(Technical Collaborator: Excel Industries Ltd. Mumbai)

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COMPOST PLANT FROM GARBAGE AT DHAPA

Was held on 15th April, 2000 at 5.00 P.M.

Shri Jyoti Basu, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of West Bengal

was kindly consented to inaugurate the plant

Shri Manabendra Mukherjee, Hon’ble Minister-in-charge Youth Welfare,

Environment & Tourism, Govt. of West Bengal

was present as Guest-in-chief.

Shri Kanti Ganguly, Members MIC (SWM) CMC

Shri Sudhanshu Seal, Members, MIC (Road & Eng) CMC

Shri Chanchal Kumar Ghosh, Member MIC (S&D), CMC

Shri Durga Mukherjee, Leader of the opposition, CMC

Smt. Lakshimani Banerjee, Chairperson, Borough No. 7

were present as Guest of Honour.

Shri Prasanta Chatterjee, Hon’ble Mayor, CMC